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Agustín Lara : a cultural biography

Author: Adrew Grant Wood
Publisher: Oxford ; New York : Oxford University Press, 2014.
Series: Currents in Latin American & Iberian music
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Few Mexican musicians in the twentieth century achieved as much notoriety or had such an international impact as the popular singer and songwriter Agustín Lara (1897-1970). However, there exists very little biographical literature on Lara in English. This book's informed and informative placement of Lara's work in a broader cultural context presents a reading of the life of this significant musical figure. Lara's  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Biografi
Named Person: Agustín Lara
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Adrew Grant Wood
ISBN: 9780199892457 0199892458
OCLC Number: 943050745
Description: xx, 295 s. : illustrations.
Contents: Acknowledgements ; List of Illustrations ; Prelude: Sell Your Love Dearly ; Chapter One: Music and Mexican Modernity ; Chapter Two: From Bordello Pianist to Tropical Troubadour: 1897-1930 ; Chapter Three: Musical Revue, Radio and Film: 1931-34 ; Chapter Four: Palm Trees and Pirate Nights: 1935-41 ; Chapter Five: Tales of Beauty and the Bohemian: 1942-47 ; Chapter Six: Postwar Cabareteras and Boleros: 1948-53 ; Chapter Seven: To Spain and Veracruz: 1954-70 ; Notes ; References ; Cast of Lara's friends and associates ; Full Listing of Lara's Songs ; Filmography ; Index
Series Title: Currents in Latin American & Iberian music
Responsibility: Andrew G. Wood.

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Few Mexican musicians in the twentieth century achieved as much notoriety or had such an international impact as the popular singer and songwriter Agustin Lara (1897-1970). With close musicological  Read more...

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